I've been working in Operations for about 10 years now. In that time I've worked in big corporate, small business, and all sizes of Government, and I've come across a lot of tools. I thought I'd share some of the tools I use on a daily basis that are free and do their jobs excellently.
I HATE on-call. That's why when I decided to start doing my own side-hustle, I wanted to make sure there were no 4 AM wake-ups unless necessary. I have designed a very simple and cheap process for monitoring websites that uses AWS services.
"Chaos Engineering" means introducing intentional errors into your environment to test its operational resilience. Here's a story about chaos and small steps you can take as part of your DevOps development process to begin your journey to developing more resilient applications.
This post will detail the logical structure and leave the implementation up to you to use with your preferred tools. We will focus on implementing a full backup strategy within AWS.